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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

12th July 1915

On this day:

  • Orders Cancelled   6th County of London Brigade RFA report orders were received early this morning that the 47th Divisional Artillery was to be relieved tonight by the 48th (South Midland) Divisional Artillery, between 2300 and 2359. The Batteries of this Brigade therefore did not fire today. At 2345 the move was cancelled.

    War Diaries

  • 12th July 1915 9th Lancers move

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-10 Austrian Submarine. (The former German SM UB-1)

    Type U-10 Shipyard Ordered Launched 29th January 1915 Commissioned 12th July 1915

    4 J ul 1915 - 10 Sep 1915 Karl Edler von Unczowski.
    16 Sep 1915 - 22 Aug 1916 Leo Prásil.
    22 Aug 1916 - 10 Dec 1916 Otto Molitor.
    10 Dec 1916 - 11 Jun 1917 Hermann Rigele.
    15 Jun 1917 - 26 Jul 1917 Albrecht Graf von Attems.
    26 Jul 1917 - 24 Nov 1917 Robert Dürrigl.
    25 Nov 1917 - 17 Mar 1918 Andreas Korparic.
    23 May 1918 - 26 May 1918 Friedrich Sterz.
    26 May 1918 - 31 Aug 1918 Johann Ulmansky von Vracsevgaj

    No flotilla information available

    Successes No successes.

    Fate Mined 9th July 1918 and scrapped in 1918.

    John Doran

  • Arrival of Sunbeam and Talbot cars   Assistant Director of Medical Services visited Field Ambulance this morning to interview Lt. Robertson Medical Officer 1/Cameronians, who is applying for a regular commission in the RAMC. Afterwards accompanied by the ADMS to select a suitable site for a divisional rest station camp and in view of this Field Ambulance moving into the factory at Bac St Maur.

    Lt.-Col. Rattray proceeding nine days leave this evening and hands over the command to Capt. C G Browne DSO.

    (NB this entry signed M M Rattray)

    Capt. CG Brown RAMC took over temporary command of the Field Ambulance from Lieutenant-Colonel MM Rattray, who proceeded on leave to England. Seven Sunbeam cars arrived this evening with14 drivers and one NCO and motor bicycle. Five Talbot cars with 10 drivers and one motor bicycle transferred to No.1 MA ( Motor Ambulance) Convoy. The Sunbeam cars are all new 12-16 HP cars and the cycle is a Douglas.

    (NB this entry signed CG Brown)

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • Departure from Devonport   42nd Siege Battery RGA

    42 Siege Battery embarked on board the SS Karoa sailing from Devonport to Alexandria, Egypt, departing on the 12th July 1915. It was to form part of 24th Heavy Artillery Brigade as GHQ Troops for Australia/New Zealand Division in Egypt.

    extracts from memoirs

  • 12th Jul 1915 No new draft for 8th Worcesters

  • 12th Jul 1915 North Midland Engineers under fire

  • 12th Jul 1915 5th Lincs Relieve 1st Cheshires

  • 12th Jul 1915 Trench Visit

  • 12th Jul 1915 Working Parties

  • 12th Jul 1915 On the Move

  • 12th Jul 1915 Ready

  • 12th Jul 1915 Attack Made

  • 12th July 1915 Training

  • 12th of July 1915 

  • 12th of July 1915 

  • 12th of July 1915 

  • 12th Jul 1915 Attack Made

  • 12th Jul 1915 In Reserve

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. John Bellringer. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Michael Boyne. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sapr. William Cunningham. Royal Engineers 1st/1st Bn. (Lowland) Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Fowler. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Gilmour. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Hopkinson. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Gilbert Eliot "Gib" Meikle. Royal Scots Fusiliers 5th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. William Henry Mill. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Sharp. Highland Light Infantry 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Sharp. Highland Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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